R | E | A | L

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Regional Economics Applications Laboratory


REAL Seminar Series 2017


Fall 2017 - Fridays, 2:00pm-3:00pm 323 Mumford Hall


September 1st

Sandy Dall'Erba (Associate Professor - ACE): Welcome and introductions

All REAL Members: 3-minute self-introductions


September 8th

Shunlu Hu (PhD Student - Nankai University, China): County-level Industrial Agglomeration and TFP of Manufacturing Firms in Development Zones: An Empirical Analysis of Development Zones in Beijing - Tianjin - Hebei area as an Example (with Jiang Manqi)

Jing Xue (PhD Student - Beijing Jiaotong University, China): Fiscal pressure and the economic returns of railway infrastructure in China


September 15th

NO SEMINAR


September 22nd

Fernando Bermejo Paton (Assistant Professor - University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain): Socio-economic effects of pension spending. Evidence from Spain during the global crisis of 2008

Mi Zhou (Associate Professor - Nankai University, China): Study on the Measurement and Spatial Coordination of the Regional Absorptive Capacities in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei


September 29th

Jamilly Dias dos Santos (PhD Student - Federal University of Bahia, Brazil): Intertemporal Allocation of Rents from Exhaustible Natural Resources for Developing Economies

Daniela Lima Ramos (PhD Student - Federal University of Bahia, Brazil): Urban Economic Growth and Cities Network in Brazil


October 6th

Raquel Langarita (PhD Student - University of Zaragoza, Spain): Electricity sector in Spain: Challenges and approach to its modelization in Economics

Ticiana Grecco Zanon Moura (PhD Student - University of Oviedo, Spain): Influence of the pattern of foreign trade on the internal distribution of traffic flows: the Spanish case

Orsa Kekezi (PhD Student - Jonkoping University, Sweden): Relatedness of Skills and Knowledge Spillovers: The Case of the Swedish Computer Game Industry


October 13th

Andre Avelino (PhD Student - ACE): Revisiting the Temporal Leontief Inverse: new insights on regional structural change

Rolando Valdez Ramirez (PhD Student - University of Baja California, Mexico): Economic growth, externalities, and their spatial diffusion in Mexico


October 20th

Fernando Rubiera Morollon (Associate Professor - University of Oviedo, Spain): Analysis of the economic consequences of urban sprawl in the Spanish cities: urban sprawl and fiscal burden

Volodymyr Ryaboshlyk (PhD - Ukraine): An Extension of the Leontief Inverse Analysis for Upgrading the Accuracy of Economic Forecasting


October 27th

Raissa Carvalho Braganca (PhD Student - Federal University of Parana, Brazil): Impact of high education institutions on regional growth in Brazil

Nikolaos Kalyviotis (PhD Student - University of Birmingham, UK): Infrastructure Management: Devise of a Business Model for Transport Infrastructure Interdependencies Management


November 3rd

Alfredo Cartone (PhD Student - University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy): Spatial Effects in Deprivation Index at Regional Level

Matteo Foglia (PhD Student - University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy): The Time-Spatial Dimension of Contagion


November 10th

NO SEMINAR - NARSC Conference


November 17th

Zhangliang Chen (PhD Student - ACE): Drought, Interstate Trade and Agricultural Profit: Theory and Evidence

Kun Peng (PhD Student - ACE): The role of interregional and inter-sectoral knowledge spillovers on regional knowledge creation across US metropolitan counties


November 24th

NO SEMINAR - Thanksgiving Week


December 1st

Haozhi Pan (PhD - Postdoc REAL): The Impacts of Highspeed Railway on Urban Growth in Yangtze Delta, China - A Multilevel Spatiotemporal Modeling Approach

Chang Cai (PhD Student - ACE): Heterogeneity of Climate Change Impact on U.S. Agriculture: A Multilevel Analysis


December 8th

Yizhou Zhang (PhD Student - ACE): Asymmetry and Threshold in Tax-Induced Migration of Top Scientists

Sandy Dall'Erba (Director - REAL): On Deriving Reduced-Form Spatial Econometric Models from Theory and Their Ws from Observed Flows: Example Based on the Regional Knowledge Production Function




Spring 2017 - Thursdays, 11:00am-noon 323 Mumford Hall


January 19th

Sandy Dall'Erba (Associate Professor - ACE): Welcome and Introduction


January 26th

Luciano Nakabashi (Associate Professor - University of Sao Paulo, Brazil): Institutions and criminality: some evidence from Sao Paulo State

Andre Avelino (PhD Student - ACE): Disaggregating Input-Output Tables in Time: the Temporal Input-Output Framework


February 2nd

Metin Piskin (PhD Student - Istanbul Technical University, Turkey): Spatial Computable General Equilibrium Model for Analysis of Transportation Investments in Turkey

Jing Xue (PhD Student - Beijing Jiaotong University, China): The Problems in Beijing Urban Rail Transit Network Development and Solutions and Marketization, railway infrastructure and economic growth in China


February 9th

Andres Ham (PhD Candidate - ACE): The Effects of Increased Access to Video Gambling on Crime in Chicago (with Nicolas Bottan and Ignacio Sarmiento-Barbieri)


February 16th

NO SEMINAR - WRSA Conference


February 23rd

Zhangliang Chen (PhD Student - ACE): The Ricardian model of climate change impact meets the Ricardian model of interregional trade: theory and evidence (with Fang Fang and Sandy Dall'erba)


March 2nd

Haozhi Pan (PhD Student - DURP): Understanding Land-use Change with Complex Urban System Sciences: Discovering Human Settling and Crowd Mobility Patterns in Networks


March 9th

Shunlu Hu (PhD Student - Nankai University, China): Spillover Effect of Special Economic Zones and the Economic Performance of Peripheral Area Firms (with Hongjun Xie)


March 16th

Chang Cai (PhD Student - ACE): The economic impact of climate change on US Agriculture: A multilevel analysis (with Sandy Dall'erba)


March 23rd

NO SEMINAR - Spring Break Week


March 30th

Aparna Howlade (PhD Student - ACE): Long-term Persistent Impact of Federal Land Conservation Policies: Evidence from Land Utilization Policies in 1933-1942

Renato Vieira (PhD Candidate - ACE): The Effects of a Transit Fare Exemption for the Elderly in Brazil


April 6th

Whayoung Jung (PhD Student - ECON): Analysis of nonstationary times series and business cycle with Markov-Switching model

Daniel Halim (PhD Student - ECON): The agriculture comeback: old-age farming as a coping mechanism


April 13th

Natalie Prochaska (PhD Student - DURP): Bristol Park Neighborhood Plan: Urban Renewal in Post-Kelo Fiscal Policy Space

Sergio Contreras (PhD Student - DURP): A Simultaneous Model of Youth Entrepreneurship and Financial Inclusion Across Developing Countries


April 20th

Cristina Miller (PhD - USDA): Impact of Rural Hospital Closures on Housing Values


April 27th

Kun Peng (PhD Student - ACE): The role of interregional and inter-sectoral knowledge spillovers on regional knowledge creation across US metropolitan counties (with Sandy Dall'erba and Dongwoo Kang)

Renata Caldas (PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor ECON/UIUC): Impacts of Microcredit Program on Employment and Income in the Brazilian Semiarid Area


May 1st

*Extra Seminar (2:30pm - 4:00pm @ 137D Davenport Hall)

Marcus Vinicius Amaral (PhD Student - Federal University of Huiz de Fora, Brazil): Effects of the qualification of the workforce on the distribution of income and poverty reduction in Brazil

Yizhou Zhang (PhD Student - ACE): Positive/Negative Selection in Illinois Interstate Migration


May 4th

Rodger Antunes (PhD Student - University of Sao Paulo, Brazil): Earmarking unconstitutionality and its impact on housing deficit: Evidence from Sao Paulo State, Brazil